THE Board of Investments (BoI) is planning a roadshow next month to attract more US investment in the healthcare segment of the information technology and business process management (IT BPM) industry.
THE government aims to strengthen relations with Russia by sending trade missions to the eastern port city of Vladivostok, the country’s outlet to the Pacific.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is confident it will achieve the government’s goal of 2.5-3.5% growth in agricultural output each year beginning 2017 with grain production set to take off.
ROSALIA V. DE LEON will be returning to her post as National Treasurer, according to Finance department, as she comes back from her two-year assignment to the World Bank.
CHINA has agreed to cooperate with the Philippines on three projects worth $3.44 billion and not the initially reported 30 projects worth $3.7 billions agreed on during the meeting between the two countries held in Beijing on Monday.
THE Korean business chamber said that the death of a South Korean businessman in police custody undermines the Philippine growth story, and warned that this may drive away tourists and potential investors that are now becoming more concerned for their safety here.
BUSINESS process outsourcing (BPO) firms here are putting their expansion plans on hold in the Philippines as they await any US moves towards greater protectionism.
Last year, one of the most interesting discussions among working Filipinos was the proposed tax reform. As taxpayers who prioritize putting food on the table and providing a better life for our families, we remain eager for the proposed tax restructuring plans especially the proposed reduction in the personal income tax which promises to increase take-home pay.While the deliberations for tax reform are still in progress, our lawmakers took a closer look at a sector of our society that may need more assistance from the government — Persons with Disability (PWDs) and those caring for them — so that they may enjoy additional tax incentives.
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has submitted a proposal to Congress seeking the bureau’s exemption from the Salary Standardization Law, as a measure to help address the agency’s underperformance against revenue targets.
THE Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN this year will be marked by a deepening of regional ties in order to keep the trajectory of inclusive growth on an “upswing.”